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CompUSA in Raleigh Going Out of Business

Posted February 28, 2007

— Raleigh will soon have one less electronics store, after CompUSA announced plans to close their Glenwood Avenue store.

The store is the only CompUSA shop in the Triangle area. It's one of 126 stores the Dallas-based company plans to close. The company is closing more than half its locations as part of a "realignment strategy.”

The stores in Charlotte and Greensboro will remain open.

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  • virgomisty22 Mar 8, 2007

    I hate compusa like the rest of you but in reguards to dumbledors comment I worked in tech services and people must understand that warrenty work takes time mainly bc we must get approvals for parts and such you cant expect for it to be "poof" done it does not work that way I wish I was able to tell others that when I was working there.

  • Tax Man Mar 1, 2007

    It is a shame. When they first opened it was a great store - but they never got used to "street" pricing on computers. Once Tiger Direct opened I stopped shopping at this store. I always felt like I could not find anyone to help me. Would be nice if Tiger Direct would open a store in this space so we would not have to travel all the way up Capital Blvd for electronics. Best Buy & Circuit City - pay attention!

  • BlackRob Mar 1, 2007

    Absolutely horrible customer service, not once while in the store did anyone ask if I needed help finding something. Even when ringing out, the cashier acted like I didn't belong there and none of the employees seemed happy being there. Newegg.com and zipzoomfly.com are awesome and much cheaper alternatives. Good riddance, CompUSA.

  • gvmtcheese Mar 1, 2007

    The other reason besides poor customer service is the prices. They were really out of touch with the market over there. I guess they figured since they were the only "computer store" that they could jack up the prices. In fact, some of their prices were 5 to 10 percent higher than Best Buy and Circuit City. Keep in mind they are not even "computer stores". I get all of my computer parts from newegg.com now anyway so it does not matter to me. I say good riddance.

  • Richie in Willow springs Mar 1, 2007

    I like tiger direct on capital blvd. Great prices .

  • dumbledore Mar 1, 2007

    Good. I am very sorry for the people who will be lossing their jobs and I wish them the best in finding a new one quickly but my family has refused to shop there since buying a computer there in 2002. We payed extra for the service plan and anyime work needed done they would take at least two weeks to work on it and "fix it." Sometime the "fix it" would be a poor attempt at making it work for a week or two and then we had to go through the whole waiting period again. This was a problem because we were running a.com business at the time. Now we go to Intrex on Wake Forest Rd. They are nice, will build your computer for what you need it for and they will have you computer fixed in a day or two.